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Chicago Truck Accidents Due to Distracted Driving

Illinois law forbids distracted driving. But what exactly is “distracted driving”? While that term could refer to shaving in the mirror while driving, it normally refers to the use of some electronic device. Although distracted driving laws keep getting stricter, for the moment the rules in Chicago are as follows:

  • Texting and driving is forbidden
  • Talking on a hand-held phone is allowed except in construction zones and school zones
  • Talking on a hands-free device is legal for most drivers, even in construction zones and school zones.
  • Bus drivers and drivers under 19 are not allowed to use electronic devices while driving, even if they are hand-held.

Negligence Per Se and Chicago Truck Accident Claims

Many states follow “negligence per se” rules. Under these rules a violation of a safety statute is considered automatic negligence. In Illinois, however, a violation of a safety statute such as distracted driving is considered evidence of negligence. This means a court can decide that the violation did not add up to negligence under the circumstances of the accident. That rarely happens to our clients.

The Malman Law Track Record

Winning a truck accident claim can be tricky, especially when you are filing a claim against a stubborn insurance company that will be on the hook for a large sum if your claim succeeds. That doesn’t bother us here at Malman Law – we have been winning truck accident claims on behalf of our Chicago clients for decades now.

  • We win 95 percent of the time
  • We have served over 15,000 clients
  • Our clients have won over $200,000,000 due over the years
  • We settle out of court 95 percent of the time

Client Testimonial

“If anyone has a problem and is in need of help, call Malman Law. At Malman Law you are not just a client, you are part of the family.” – Donyell G

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